The VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System is recruiting for a Registered Nurse (Collaborative Care Case Manager). The Registered Nurse (Collaborative Care Case Manager) will function within Medical Administration Service. a. Assess patients/families on admission, initiate and document the interdisciplinary plan of care utilizing InterQual criteria to develop long and short term goals related to discharge planning. b. Develops a discharge plan of care with patient/family involvement and functions as a resource regarding VA services and contacts. c. Coordinates and leads interdisciplinary rounds on the wards. Responsible for assuring interdisciplinary planning is complete, documented and communicated to all appropriate health care members. d. Participates with health care teams on developing and implementing programs to improve the delivery of care and medical center performance. e. Analyze, integrate and revise the discharge plan of care to meet individual needs based on continuing assessment of patient outcomes in collaboration with members of the health care team. f. Collaborates with nursing staff to coordinate patient/family education. g. Maintains patient confidentiality and privacy during interactions. Adheres to established information security policy and procedures. h. Supports patient advocacy in ethical issues and adheres to medical center policy regarding ethics and Advanced Directives. i. Participates in the identification and reporting of patient safety risks to the appropriate facility leadership in assigned areas. j. Utilize National Utilization Management Advisory Committee (NUMAC) approved utilization management criteria and software applications for the purpose of collecting, analyzing and reporting under /over utilization of medical center resources, system barriers to throughput and other activities as assigned to improve patient care and organizational processes. k. Monitors admission and continued stay criteria for appropriateness and achieves compliance with utilization management by reviewing 90% of admissions and 75% of continuing bed days of care in assigned areas. i. Identifies and reports potential deficiencies in process, making recommendations for improvement in assigned areas and throughout the organization. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Providing Health Care for Veterans: The Veterans Health Administration is America’s largest integrated health care system, providing care at 1,255 health care facilities, including 170 medical centers and 1,074 outpatient sites of care of varying complexity (VHA outpatient clinics), serving 9 million enrolled Veterans each year.